Supporting Report for America

Our work is made possible by a range of philanthropic partners who care deeply about the role journalism plays in advancing a free, open society for all people. 

Why give to Report for America? It’s impactful. It’s sustainable. It’s highly leveraged. It’s hyper local.

Where the Money Goes

Every $25,000 we raise is matched by $12,500 from the local news organization and $12,500 from local funders, which gets a reporter into the field.

We also spend money on the program itself: training, evaluation, recruitment and more. 

Our model is scalable because we’re helping to inject talent and reporting capacity into the most innovative news organizations.

Thank you to the supporters who make this possible


Meta Journalism Project – $6.5M 

Knight Foundation – $5M

Vere Initiatives


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – $1.5M

Google News Initiative – $1.25M

Joyce Foundation – $1M

Craig Newmark Philanthropies – $855,000

Jonathan Logan Family Foundation – $800,000

Microsoft – $716,000 

Corporation for Public Broadcasting – $648,912

Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation – $660,000

Posner Foundation – $650,000

The Hearthland Foundation – $600,000

Tow Foundation – $600,000

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – $550,000

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation – $500,000

Heising-Simons Foundation – $500,000

Lumina Foundation – $500,000

$50,000 - $499,999

University of Missouri School of Journalism & the Walton Family Foundation – $480,000

Evelyn Y. Davis Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee – $435,000

David and Lucile Packard Foundation – $400,000

Google News Initiative – $400,000

SpringPoint Partners – $400,000

Henry L. Kimelman Foundation – $300,000

Arthur Vining Davis Foundation – $250,000

Select Equity Group Foundation – $230,000

Ford Foundation – $200,000

Annie E. Casey Foundation – $200,000

FORTUNE Journalism PleasrFund – $165,000

Inasmuch Foundation – $150,000

Jesse and Betsy Fink – $150,000

Park Foundation – $125,000

LOR Foundation – $120,000

Galloway Family Foundation – $120,000

Commonwealth Fund – $100,111

Anonymous – $100,000

Leon Levy Foundation – $100,000

MacArthur Foundation – $100,000

Revson Foundation – $100,000

Democracy Fund – $80,000

Newman’s Own Foundation – $65,000

Annenberg Foundation – $60,000

Samuel I Newhouse Foundation – $60,000

Santa Fe Community Foundation – $60,000

Val A. Browning Charitable Foundation – $60,000

Lenfest Institute – $50,000

McClatchy Foundation – $50,000

$5,000 - $49,999

Ann Davis Vaughan
Arthur Blank Foundation
Barinaga Goodman Fund
David Parker and Janet Tiampo
Gannett Foundation 
Hull Family Foundation
Iger Bay Foundation

Janet Clark 
Kendeda Fund
Newspapers of New England
North Carolina Local News Lab
Stanislaus County Office of Education
Susan Crown Exchange

Local Newsroom Supporters

Action Now Initiative, LLC
Akron Community Foundation
Ameren Corporation
Anonymous Household
Anonymous Household
Anonymous Household
Anonymous Household 
Asian Pacific Community Fund of Southern CA
Ashland County Community Foundation
Audrey and Courtney Moe Charitable Fund
Betterment Fund of Maine
Bill and Jane Kean Anderson Fund
Blue Grass Community Foundation
Blumenthal Foundation
Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
Cleveland Foundation
Coachella Valley Wellness Foundation
Desert Hot Springs Historical Society
Fertel Foundation
GAR Foundation
Gadsby Fund
George ‘Pretty’ Wallace Jones and Thomas W. Jones Fund
Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation 
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
Harvey H. Posner and Mary S. Posner Fund
HealthForward Foundation
Hudson Webber Foundation
Innovia Foundation
Jane Kitchel McLaughlin and Peter McLaughlin
Julia Ardery and Bill Bishop
Joyce Foundation
Jonathan Logan Family Foundation

Kaiser Permanente
Mississippi Power
National Geographic Partners
Newman’s Own Foundation
New Mexico Local News Fund at Santa Fe Community Foundation
Nicholas T. and Marcia I. Lappas
North Carolina Community Foundation
North Carolina Local News Lab
North Texas Community Foundation
North Valley Community Foundation
Pamela Ann Wickham Household
Papa Ola Lokahi 
Phyllis Ponder Keller
Quinn Family Foundation
Rick and Beverly Fetterman
Robert Hewitt Jr.
Robert W. Deutsch Foundation
Sierra Health Foundation
South Point Capital 
Stanislaus County Office of Education
Steans Family Foundation
The Meadows Foundation
The Jules L. Plangere, Jr. Family Foundation
The Lozier Foundation
Triangle Community Foundation, Inc
Wyoming Community Foundation
Vital Projects Fund 
Youngstown Area Jewish Federation

In their first campaign of 2019, Salt Lake Tribune zoomed past their $20,000 fundraising goal leveraging a grassroots crowdfunding approach, with small, online donors and community members contributing over $30,000 in just a few short weeks.
This funding will support reporting that holds public officials accountable in San Juan County, Utah.

Support Report for America journalists

Your support will put talented journalists in the field reporting on underserved communities and important topics

Types of Programs

Report for America Classic

We hold annual national competitions, recruiting reporters and news organizations from around the country. Winning reporters are placed in winning news rooms.

Regional or Local Core

We work with local foundations and philanthropists to set up special corps in certain areas, then recruit great journalists from around that state and the country.

Issue-based Corps

We’re working to set up special corps to field local reporters covering beats such as criminal justice, education, the environment, health care, religion and veterans affairs.